Imperialism and South East Asia

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Southeast Asia has been controlled by Imperialistic powers since 1400s. These nations become prized for the various countries natural resources, strategic location, and the new markets to be found. The geographical locations become one of the most important factors that lead to the development of each country separately. As we reach the 19th and 20th century, European, American and Asian imperialism still has its claws deep in Southeast Asia. Imperialists are the ones who decide and shape the nation’s leading them down the path to where they are now. Their location to other Southeast nations becomes another reason of interest, which eventually lends a hand in forming a nation.
With its location in Southeast Asia influences have seeped down whether through tradition or religion. With all Southeastern countries expect for Thailand being colonized, differences such as languages, have made each place separate from its neighbor. River valleys and mountains broke communication also adding to the growth of each individual nation. In addition the separation of island versus mainland nat...
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